I was advised to get a day ticket and it was 16 AEDs, for 24 hours of unlimited travel.
All tHe announcements are in Arabic and English as are the signs and the staff all spoke English.
The design is both a elevated system in the beach area and an underground system in the older city part. The trains run every 6 minutes and the station and platforms are air conditioned as are the cars. When the train arrives the carriage door stops so it lines up with the glass doors on the platform. The doors seemed slightly wider than on the London or Paris metros - people efficiently get on and off. The stairs are not as wide as in London nor as many escalators either.
Outside on the streets the signage was very poor to shop where the stations are; that approach may work in New York, London and Paris but in Dubai - there are only two metro lines - that will need to improve and I'm sure it will at some point. In the meantime it seemed to move lots of workers to work from home and back - they seemed familiar enough with the service so it is probably successful in its design aims.
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